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and he started talking. by the time he finished i said, so instead of being a congressman, he is a senator, you just made $1 trillion. and you have been great. thank you very much. the market went up 250 points. kevin kremer. i said, larry, what the hell did these are all warriors. mike, thank you very much, mike. what a job you do. you say? but it did not matter. mike is one of those guys who we went from even. goes unsung, but behind the larry, you have been fantastic, scenes as nobody is sharper, thank you very much. smarter. we all respect you and love you. i appreciate it. [applause] everyone of these people. thank you very much, mike. and by the way, i just see in the audience, our great steve daines, same thing i can ambassador to china, governor, say for steve. andy has a hell of a football so we had the governor of iowa, and he loves china, and he is, team, are they going to be back in? they won again? they have a good team. the longest-serving governor in the history of our country, like 24 years, and i called him, i joni ernst, you have -- so you said, governor, you have to do me a favor. because i remember one can't be complaining. steve, that's good for you too. conversation that i had with him. i was going to make a speech she would call me along with before the election, and he chuck grassley, they call us a tandem, you cannot beat the two said, please, sir, don't say of them. all they want to know about is anything bad about china. that was the first time anybody said that to me. ethanol. ethanol. but we got it done. i said, who is this guy?
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deb fischer, same vote, right, he is the governor of iowa. deb, you want the ethanol for so i had to rip up about half of my speech. nebraska. and a friend of mine right. lindsey graham, he has become a and i said, why? great friend of mine. he says we do a lot of business, i've been dealing with china for he loves our country. he really does love our country. he works like hell. 35 years with all of the different things, corn. he told me a story that is amazing. he said, 35 years ago when it do you do anything other than started, i met a man named xi. politics? he likes golf too. he is a great guy. he was not president then. he was a young man. you get it done. and the governor came back, he he brings people together. told his wife, he said -- this chuck grassley, where is chuck? will you stand up for a second? is 35 years ago, and it is he is the toughest guy. documented. he said i just met the future he can say something in a nice president of china. manner and everybody is afraid. right? and nobody thought much about he made comey choke during a it, and you know what, 28 years later, you turned out to be hearing. he said do did you leak anything right, and you have been an to the press? incredible ambassador, and they like each other so much, so when it came time to picking the important position of ambassador, i said, haven't you comey choke like a dog, and he had enough after 25 years of was being nice when he said it. being governor of iowa? and he said, if you want me to
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unbeatable under any do that, and it has been a circumstance. he makes the rounds like great -- you have been a great virtually every night. i think you still have never help. thank you very much, ambassador. missed a vote. have you ever missed a vote? what a great job. [applause] nobody could have done that job >> 1993. >> president trump: '93, he better. was in my office a month ago, he a man i think i can go on the opposite side of the spectrum, said, sir, i'm sorry, i have to perhaps from the governor, his leave. i said we are in the middle of a attitude is a little different. meeting. why? he said, because i have to vote. our trade adviser peter navarro, i've never missed a vote. right, peter? i said how many years, he said he is a little different. [applause] 1993, a long time. we of all types, we have all i said, go leave. types. that's a good record to keep. a deputy chief of staff chris he is a solid, reliable, lindell who has been with us for unbelievable person. a long time. he has done a great job. so thank you very much, chuck. [applause] and let him know also about the i've been with him through a ethanol. great business career, legend of we brought home the ethanol. man, when you have those two calling, they were not nice about it. wall street, wilbur ross. jerry, they were not nice about wilbur, thank you. [applause] the ethanol. i want to say that. a man who knows agriculture as and jerry with what he did well as anybody in the world, we were looking for an agriculture working together very closely person, and we wanted to go with the vets. political, and we were looking it is incredible what has for somebody that would fit
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happened with what we approved on choice. perfectly, and sonny came in and it has made a whole big difference. it was over, i learned more in a you don't hear complaints about the va anymore. half-hour about agriculture, do you notice? then i could ever have learned they see a doctor. possibly. if they have to wait two months he has been incredible, we are or two days, they see a doctor. taking care of our farmers, i jerry moran did a fantastic job. can tell you. so sonny, thank you very much. rob portman, great friend of ours from ohio. fantastic job. thank you, sonny. i just left ohio. they love you. and a woman transportation going you have done a fantastic job. very well, she has done an and you are my friend. incredible job. we are getting approvals from 21 rob portman. years to two years, and it may [applause] thanks, rob. get rejected for environmental pat roberts, a man from kansas reasons, but we have it, who is going to be leaving us. lindsay, down to two years, and i cannot believe that you are a highway that would've taken not running again. you have at least, at least 19-20 years to get approval, we have it down to two, and if it another 12 good solid years in the senate if you wanted them. you are sure, right? he has made that decision. does not work, we are not going to build it, but you can't wait but pat, thank you very much. this is very important to pat 22 years to find out if you can build a highway. and she has been fantastic. into mike rounds, because what has happened here, if you look secretary of transportation about everything you stand for especially the farmers.
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and the farmers are going to be elaine chao. thank you! so happy. where is mike rounds? [applause] so we have tremendous numbers of people here, and i am saying, do stand up, mike. he has another one, he was i introduce them? but i think i should, this is a brutal to me. he would call, i have to get big celebration. by the way, some of the this done. you have to get it done, right? congressman may have a vote, and thank you very much, mike. it is on the impeachment hoax, and dan sullivan from the great so if you want, you go out and vote. i would rather have, frankly, state of alaska. and i stopped there every time i can, right? it's not going to matter, it is and a win by a lot. going very well. but i would rather have you they like me in alaska, right? voting then sitting here but they like you too, dan. listening to me introduce you. thank you very much. kevin mccarthy as you know left for the hoax. they have a hoax over there, so we have to do that, otherwise it if they leave, where's kevin mccarthy? the great kevin mccarthy? is a more serious hoax. and mark meadows, a friend of i am glad. mine right from the beginning. i like it much better that way. thank you, mark. and the house folks, 190 5-0, a special guy, special friend, great wife too. his wife supported me before and we have three democrats, and him. but he thinks i don't know that. one of them actually left the democratic party, came over she went on "women for trump" republican, and what a job you have done. i just want to thank you all. really tough. i love that. we have some incredible people
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in the audience. when it was not so fashionable. and i would just like to introduce a few. with 50 women on buses all over a very good friend of mine, two the state of north carolina. very good friends of mine, she is fantastic. vern buchanan. thank you very much, great job you have done. sheldon and miriam abelson. thank you very much, both have mike conaway, thank you, mike. by the way, christy, i did not been tremendous supporters of us in the republican party. and they are great people. a man who always liked me, know you were going to be here. stand up, we will do a big because he is smart. so smart. fireworks display, right? the great lou dobbs. mount rushmore, i think you will be there on july 4th. you know, at first he said, he so the governor called, he ran a is the best since reagan. great race, tough race, that was and then he got to know me more a tough competitor you had. and more, and he said, he is even better than reagan. big star, but she was a bigger then a few weeks ago somebody story, it turned out, lindsay. but she said, do you think we can get fireworks back at told me, and i watch all the mount rushmore? and i said, why, they have not time, somebody with a very important show, everybody in been there for 20 years? environmental reasons. this room watches, lou dobbs, he you can't have fireworks because of the environment? is the greatest of them all, i said, does that include i said what can burn, it is washington and lincoln. he said yes. i don't know if he was for real, stone. you know? but that's okay. so nobody knew why, they just he is the great lou dobbs. said environmental reasons, so i thank you very much, lou. called up her people, and within
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about 15 minutes, we got it approved. thank you. and he will have your first big great show, lou. fireworks display at mount rushmore. and a man who everybody knows. and i will try to get out there he knows more than probably everybody in this room put if i can. okay. [applause] together. he has seen it all. that will be great. and he made a statement to jared thank you very much for being who came in and said henry here. mike kelly. kissinger told me how did the where is mike? president off, i thank you very much, what a friend. drew ferguson. said can i quote henry on that, what a friend. because he is outstanding? these are great people. darin lahood. and when he is impressed with thank you very much. something, then i am impressed. great job. and henry, we are impressed with you. thank you very much for being michael mccaul, you did a here. fantastic job three or four days ago with your speech on the [applause] floor. thank you. that was incredible. very inspiring. and michael pillsbury, thank you patrick mchenry, number one, great guy, number two, best name very much. and susan pillsbury, thank you in politics. very much. go up and sang some fantastic if i had that name, i would have things about china and about us, and we have a good partnership. won 20 years ago. patrick mchenry, he has so this is going to be something that is very special. much courage, honestly, he deserves a medal. we will talk about it in a he will probably get one. second. you still have to win to get a friend of mine steve schwartzman is here. steve, i know you have no
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interest in this deal at all. medals though, right? you can't get one if you don't i'm surprised you are not sitting here on the ledge of the win. but he has never lost in his life. stage, but he has done a very he is so smart and so tough. good job with a very good relationship with china and with devin nunes. what they put him through. us. nelson peltz is here, a friend of mine, he is around somewhere. what are you doing sitting all what these phony people, what the way back there, nelson? these dirty cops and all of the others put you through, and man, you survived it better than how is general electric doing? let's straighten it out. ever, and everyone respects you. you will straighten it out. and even meadows respects you, he came in nice and late. and he respects few people. he did not get into early. hank greenberg is here. thank you so much. hank, if they took care of hank, adrian smith, thank you, adrian. thank you very much. again, you guys are all said, i they would not have the problems they had. have introduced you. hi, greenberg. oh, hank. [applause] you will hear some great things about china, and he will hear he stayed there like he should some great things, because we have, we would not have the problem that you ended up having have a who's who of the world of business with us today. with our economy, but it is great to have you, hank. david abney of ups. where are you? we have some tremendous senators you can stand up, anybody wants here, and some really incredible to come if your company is not people. i want to say, if i miss your doing well, you may not want to
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name, stand up and i promise to stand up, but ups is doing very say it, because a lot of people well. there will be a couple that wanted to be here. slink back into their chair and pretend that they are not here. a senator who has been new to the game, and he took it up so thank you, david. quickly and so easily, and he great job you have done. ran a race that was undoable. darius at a check of honeywell, the person that he ran against great company. great equipment you make. was unbeatable. nice woman, heidi. unbeatable. and then kevin kremer said, i i use a lot of it. in the country uses a lot of it. can beat her. he only won by like 12 points, mastercard. right? thank you very much. he is the only man in josh bolton, business roundtable. north dakota that can win. and i said, he will do it. thank you, josh. and i had them in my office great job. david calhoun, he has a very three times, i said, kevin, you easy company to run. have to do it. he just took over boeing. where is david? d he is doing it. stand up, david. and he turned it down.? it is not your fault. you just out there. you will straighten it out quickly, please? i have no doubt. it's a great company. les daniels, ustr ac tpn. okay, dan tamika, we have been fighting the steal things for 20 years t.
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we have been fighting together for a lot longer than 20 years, and we are winning. it took 25, 30 years. it took a change at the top, but you have been a warrior for getting -- really taking advantage of as a country. you have been a warrior. and i appreciate it, right from the beginning. it was a fight of two people against the world. tom donohue, u.s. chamber of commerce. thank you, tom, great job. brian dupre ault of aig. you know that company, hank? have you heard of aig, hank greenberg? thank you very much. jpmorgan chase, they just announced earnings that were incredible. they were very substantial. will you say, thank you, mr. president, at least? i made a lot of bankers look very good. but you are doing a great job.
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say hello to jamie, i think we are seeing him tomorrow. nancy fell a toco of ford. nancy, where are you? hi, nancy. so young. that's very impressive. thank you very much, you are doing a good job. jim fitter length, incredible company. -- make gentle, where are you? congratulations. ken griffin said adele, what a guy he is. where the hell is he? he does not want to stand up. steve, you will stand, and he is very quiet about it. he does not want to stand. harold hamm, he puts a straw into the ground and oil pours out.
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it's true. other guys spend billions and billions of dollars, and they cannot find oil, he takes a straw like this and oil pops out. he has been with me from the beginning, he was with me from the day i came down the escalator with our first lady. by the way, do i see john in this audience? john, how do i not introduce john? they do not have your name down. will you stand up? what a great guy he is. i also see kevin brady, thanks, kevin. great job on the tax cuts. al kelly, visa. thank you. ryan lance conocophillips. you are doing fantastically we well. most of you can say that you are doing fantastically well. thank you, mr. president. don't feel guilty. allen mcdonald, citibank.
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good, you brought that back so far, i remember seven, eight years ago, but citibank is doing fantastically well. raymond mcdaniel moody's. good, are you getting us good ratings? we're doing pretty good, right? mike rohn, incredible company, thank you very much. steven mollenkopf. quail calm, they had a merger going, and i said they should let it go by. i called up president xi, and they rejected it. remember? and they accepted it. then you were off to another deal, you did not even want it. but nobody could've done that. jim morrison of jeep, what a great brand jeep is. that is a great brand. and congratulations. larry nichols, devon energy.
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thank you, larry. great job. these are great people. jason oxman, iti. great job you are doing. scott -- ebay. i signed things in the next night on ebay they are sold for a lot of money. i said, sir, will you sign my sneaker, yes. then two nights later i see it on ebay selling for $5,000. i say what kind of people are these, lindsay? horrible. sometimes it's the senators in the congressmen that do it. [laughter] gary shapiro, cpa. great job. greg smith of boeing also. and greg, get that going. work together. get it going. boeing makes a tremendous portion of the gdp. i had no idea it was such a big company. i knew it was big, but it could have a half a point of gdp. some people say more. so we have to get that one
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moving fast. it will be better than ever, i think. mike summers api. mike, thank you, mike. fitch, and other good ratings group, are we doing okay? otherwise, i would not have introduced you. robert sorensen, news corporation. where's rupert? i cannot believe rupert is not here. is he the greatest or what? he was going to get 40 billion for his thing. he sold stuff he did not want to. he sold it to some group that does not like trump as much. but he was going to get $40 billion. he said, i don't know, they keep bidding up. they pay 75 billion, and he kept the best of it. so rupert is doing great. and that whole family is just a great family. so say hello, robert. john 410. where's john? , he is great.
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good job, john. thank you for all the help too. great job, john. jay timmons in a.m. thank you very much. stephen vaughn, king and spalding. stephen. i could use some good legal advice. do you have some good lawyers? i just have to suffer through it the way i have all my life. somewhere along the line it must be pretty good. jonathan ward, atlas organization. jonathan, thank you. kevin wash. kevin, where is kevin? i don't know, kevin, i could have used you a little bit here. why weren't you more forceful when you wanted that job? why weren't you more forceful, kevin? in fact, i thought you were too forceful for the job, and i would have been very happy with you. with kevin, but thank you for being here. you understand that very well,
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right? bothers me when germany and other countries are getting paid to borrow money. i don't know where all that leads. but we have to pay, we are the number one in the world by far, and we have to pay for our money. our interest rates are set high by the fed. r dollars are high. relatively speaking. but when other countries get literally under, they have negative rates. meaning they are under, they get paid. i love this time of this concept is incredible. you don't know where the hell it leads. but you borrow money, and when you have to pay it back, they pay you. this is one i like very much. i will talk to you about that, lou dobbs. why are we paying and other countries are getting money when they get paid? i want to know who are the people that buy this stuff? who puts money into something when they say, this is a guaranteed loss? that is a whole different group
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of people than i know. carlyle group, great group. for decades, american workers, manufacturers, and innovators have been hurt by the unfair trade with china. force technology transfer and intellectual property theft have been huge problems. since china joined the world trade organization two decades ago, we have racked up nearly $5 trillion. the vice-premier, i hope he is not listening to this. in trade deficits. lost millions and millions of manufacturing jobs. and saw tens of thousands of factories closed. that had to do with mexico, and to an extent, canada. but they did to this country with trade and trade deals, nafta, we had no deal with china. we had no deal. and it was like just easy pickings. for years, politicians ran for
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office promising action to remedy these practices only to do nothing but allow them to continue. as a candidate for president i vowed strong action. it is probably the biggest reason why i ran for president. because i saw it for so many years and i said, how come nobody is doing something about it? in the meantime immigration and building our military, also important. but that's probably the biggest reason. in june of 2016, in the great state of pennsylvania, i promise that i would use every law of presidential power to protect americans from ununfair trade and unfair trade practices. unlike those that came before me, i kept my promise. they did not promise too hard. but they did not do anything. [applause] and i actually think that i more than kept my promise. now our efforts have yielded a transformative deal that will bring tremendous benefits to
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both countries. we have a great relationship with china. we have a great relationship with the leader of china. and china understands that there has to be a certain reciprocity. there has to be. it cannot continue like this. it would be dangerous for it to continue like it was. the agreement that was signed today includes a groundbreaking provisions in an area of critical importance to the united states, protecting intellectual property. so the deal you are seeing today is a much bigger deal than we have it guarded. they asked one of our democratic, crying chuck schumer -- >> we are waiting for president trump to sign one of the trade deals between china and to the u.s., he has been going around the room and pointing out every person in their who has something this to do with money and the economy in this country. they are all in that room. mary erato, hank greenberg, ken griffin, you can watch the rest of this as they get ready to
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sign live over on fox business. all of this as the house is beginning to debate now the measure to send the articles of impeachment over to the senate, they are starting that debate on the floor. we can see them going around. i want to bring in the couch right now. actually, let's listen in. >> to the committee on the judiciary under applicable resolutions, from the applicable accounts of the house of representatives. two, sending for persons and papers and filing with the secretary of the senate on the part of the house of representatives any pleadings and conjunction with or subsequent to the exhibition of the articles of impeachment that the managers consider necessary. >> pursuant house resolution 767, the resolution is debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the
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judiciary. the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. collins. each will control 5 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. >> speaker, i give myself 2 minutes. >> gentleman is recognized for . >> the resolution before us today looks at the senate impeachment trial for president trump. the trial is necessary, because president trump gravely abuse the power of his office when he strong-armed the foreign government to announce investigations into the domestic political rival. he betrayed our country when he used the powers of his office, including withholding vital u.s. military assistance to pressure the government to help him win reelection. he invited foreign interference into our elections. again. he jumped her eyes are national security. he did all of this for his personal game, and then he violated the constitution by a stonewalling efforts to investigate ordering a blockade
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of evidence. despite that, the house was able to uncover powerful evidence that demonstrates without a doubt to the president's and violations of the constitution. we have still not hold the whole truth, because the president has refused to have a single document turned over to the house in response a impeachment subpoenas. this is unprecedented. a speaker led a fight for a fair trial in the senate. above all, the fair trial must include additional documents and all relevant witnesses. the american people have common sense. they know that any trial that does not allow witnesses is not a trial. it is a cover-up. just yesterday we received critical new evidence from the president's former associate lev parnas tt mr. trump's name to pressure ukraine to go after his political opponents. new testimony has been available
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as well as well as john bolton's announcement that he would issue a senate subpoena. the managers have authority to submit any additional evidence that the house may acquire on its own. and we will do so. the senate is on trial. we will see whether they conduct a fair trial and allow the witnesses, or conduct a cover-up. today's resolution is the next step in the serious process. i urge my colleagues to vote yes on the resolution. >> gentleman from georgia. >> thank you, madam, speaker. this impeachment process has been flawed from the outset. it resembles not a congressional action, but it is more a dr. seuss book knowing that which way it goes. on september 24th, the speaker declared a press conference of the house conducting an impeachment inquiry, contrary to the speaker's decree, we were all of a sudden end and impeachment inquiry, the house did not authorize it until
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october the 31st by acknowledging 660. it was said a moment ago that the speaker has been leading the fight for a fair trial in the senate. i wish the speaker had been leading for a fair hearing in the house. instead of trashing our rules. for those 71 out of 78 days from the time it was announced in a press conference to have the time we finished, the president was not permitted to participate in these meetings. 71 days out of 78 where we actually did something on impeachment. he was not presented with the ability to present counter arguments, no due process at all and those 71 days. >> harris: welcome fox broadcast stations with a pause for just a moment, the actual debate has begun. the impeachment debate, this will decide whether the articles of impeachment against the president will go to the senate. we will watch this together. this will go for a few moments, and then they will vote. >> with the staffers who testified. a lot of good. with the witnesses instead of
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the rubber stamp that we were worried about 12 years ago by the current chairman, we became the rubber-stamp. democrats blatantly abuse the rules, even wrote in 660, we will pass this out in violation of 660. they use inflammatory rhetoric, because this is the one thing they had to do, one democratic said i call for impeachment because it is a heck of an emergency. another said they have a crime in progress, the national election is going on right now, but my favorite in december is the crime spree in progress. the hyperbole just reeks in this room. we understand this, if it was such an emergency, if there was a 911 call, why did we hold it for a month? when we have been told that it is to help the senate fair tri trial. inappropriate process that we had. but even though the process was bad, i'm going to make sure that the facts, let's make sure the facts are here.
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the phone call put out in the transcript, was not complied. no tradition alley and the call since. there was also nothing given by their ukraine's to actually get this money. that was policed, by the way, before he was actually a deadline of september 31st, they did not think that they got the money anyway. but they won the senate to do their job for them. but that's not how it works. you see the speaker and what i've heard today even from folks giving one minute, madame speaker, that this is all they wanted. it was a political impeachment. they said, he is impeached for life. this shows the true motivation, i believe on the other side. it is their dislike for this president and the good work he is doing. so, madame speaker, before i reserve for a moment, this has always been a political impeachment, even today on the floor, the talk of the president being forever impeached and always a stain, forget the senate trial, i hope this ends the political impeachment and the body never sees it again.
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i reserve. >> gentleman reserves, gentleman from new york. >> i yield one minute to the distinguished chairman of the intelligence committee, the gentleman from california mr. schiff. to speak of the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise in strong support of the solution. the live task force is a great one, but one demanded by our oath. impeachment inquiry undertaken by the house of representatives found that president donald j. trump abused his power and sought to cover it up with an unprecedented campaign of obstruction. he withheld hundreds of millions of u.s. dollars and vital military aid to ukraine. a close ally at war with russia. and withheld a coveted white house meeting critical to the ukrainian leaders international legitimacy until ukraine would commit to help president trump cheat, cheat and the next election. president trump put his own personal interest above the national interests, above our
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national security, and if not stopped, he will do it again. for that reason, he was impeached, and for that reason the house managers will take the case to the senate into the american people. because the appropriate remedy, and the only remedy is that conviction and removal from office of president donald trump. i yield back. >> gentleman from georgia. >> thank you, madame speaker, this time i yield one minute from the general lament -- gentleman mr. mccarthy. >> recognized. >> speaker, back when this nightmare began, nancy pelosi laid clear her partisan agenda. she told her to caucus that they needed to strike while the iron was hot. this was always an exercise in raw partisan politics, contrary to the warnings of our founders, and over the last month, we saw the justification for running the fastest, thinnest, and
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weakest impeachment in the american history crumble. instead of sending the articles of impeachment for trial, speaker pelosi held them hostage in a field plate to gain leverage that she did not, and would never have. in terms of concession, she got nothing. no control, no moral victories, and other words, another failed strategy. after a month of counterproductive and harmful delays, i have three questions for my friends on the other side of the aisle, the democrats. what happened to impeachment being urgent? what happened to congress being on the clock? what happened to saying that house would be derelict in our duty if we did not act immediately? these were all the assertions democrats made over the past several months. i guess it turns out none of
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them are true. these delay tactics were self-serving, hypocritical, and discrediting. they made an important admission. some might even call it a concession. you proved a very big point. the democrats do not even believe their case was robust enough to win in a trial. even the speakers allies and meant the delays undermine their case. some have gone as far as describing it to a failed strategy. these are those closest to her. senator feinstein, the senior democrat from our state of california and the hometown senator of the speaker said, the longer it goes on, the less urgent it becomes. and chairman adam smith, a confidant of the speaker said, it was time to transmit the articles to the senate. before these statements were made last week, before the senate speaker relented, they
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are significant, because they were public, and they were honest. i'm disappointed these individuals did not have the courage to stand by their initial comments. if impeachment was truly as urgent as democrats claimed, the majority should not have waited for the speaker to choose a political convenient time. anyone could have recognized this play would not work, the house and the senate are different institutions. and at this point in time, controlled by different parties. as james madison wrote in "the federalist" papers "the purpose of bicameralism is to guard against the dangers of encroachment and to stop toxic resolutions from taking effect." we saw separation of powers prevail against an abuse of power. just as the constitution intends. the idea of holding a sloppy impeachment case to force the senate to change the rules is
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constitutionally and politically unheard-of. frankly, it is just ridiculous. in article 1, section 5, the constitution clearly states "each house may determine the roles of its proceedings." it does not say that the house may control the proceedings in the senate. if anything, the speaker's actions have only further persuaded members of the senate that the evidence of impeachment was neither thorough, nor satisfactory. but you know what, let's be honest, this was never about persuasion. it was never about the rules of law. it was about alexander hamilton warned us that one party would get control, and just because of the animosity, would demean the process of impeachment. and by selecting these particular batch of managers, the speaker had further proven she is not interested in winning the minds, the hearts, or even
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following the constitution. let's take a look at the first three names speaker pelosi announced in her anticipated announcement earlier today. chairman schiff, a man who has already taken on the role of judge, jury, and fact witness throughout the entire house impeachment process. chairman nadler, someone who campaigned for the chairmanship of the judiciary committee that is responsible for impeachment, beginning as far back as december 2017. before you or even in the majority. on the notion that he would be the best person to lead the charge of potential impeachment against the president. you see, you get a chairmanship by your conference voting for you. you campaigned for it. you put your best ideas out there of why you should be the chairman. in 2017, that was the campaign.
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congressman keene jeffries. a member who almost two years ago to this day voted in support of impeachment. you know, that was more than a year before the ukraine call even took place. those are just some of the managers, if you think about the members, there are people who on the day they were sworn into this body told those who supported them the greatest that they were going to impeach him. as i have said in the past, there is an issue with fairness, but instead of looking to the senate, speaker pelosi should be looking within her own caucus. from the beginning this investigation was marred by selected leaks to the media. a completely predetermined process. yes, we have been through impeachment before, but it was much different. we believed in the rule of law back then. they weaved face our accuser.
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that you could cross-examine, that the minority could actually ask for witnesses. the day that impeachment was asked to come forward, and sent a letter to the speaker, laying out ten items, none that were made up coming into what they were? the fair process we have always used in the past. the answer was "no." because they have been working on this for two and a half years, they could not let fairness determine the outcome. any other prosecutor would be disbarred for such blatant bias. especially if that prosecutor was a fact witness in the case. the reason for the impeachment is the same reason it has taken democrats 30 days to send the articles to the senate. just spite. they wanted to stay in the president's record without giving him a fair chance to clear his name. last year we saw house democrats invert the burden of proof
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during their fair investigation. for every american watching, take for instance if this was your government, if you switch the burden of proof on you. we have a congressman max rose, characterized it this way. this new freshman of the majority. the president says he is innocent, so all we are saying is prove it. god forbid government accuses you of something as an average american, say you have to prove it? we just switched a fundamental belief as an american. but only in this house do we do that. guilty and proven innocent mentality was shown that impeachment was not about upholding justice or proving the rule of law. now democrats have invented an even more destructive standard. you are guilty, because they say so. our founders feared this day.
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alexander hamilton warned us of this day. i had hoped this day would not come. i would hope those who uphold the constitution would believe in the rule of law instead of the spite of the dislike of an individual. but the kangaroo courts oncologist campuses where accusation is enough for an investigation. even in an interview, speaker pelosi made that very clear to all of us. asked what a senate acquittal would mean, she said it did not matter. the president is impeached forever. is that what this is all about? just a personality? just an abuse of power that you have within a house, that we all feared this country would never do. you can almost see in the speaker's smile as she spoke about this new standard how
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incredibly solemn she was. madame speaker, when americans look back on the sad saga, they will see a rigged process that forever damaged the remedy of impeachment. speaker pelosi got nothing from the senate, but the american people got worse than nothing. they got stuck with the bill for a costly never ending investigation. the old saying that you gethere. congress wasted time, and millions of dollars on partisan impeachment. and in return, taxpayers get nothing. democrats misaligned priorities across the people's solutions that could have improved the quality of their life. there is no greater contrast than what we are doing right here today than what is happening in pennsylvania aven pennsylvania avenue. the president sitting down with another country of a leader and signing a trade agreement,
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something people said we could never get done. to make this country stronger. to make america the next century arms. but what are we doing here? we are doing what the majority has worked their entire time for it. before they are even sworn in, the campaign for the position of chairman, for this moment. for this time, for the millions of dollars that are spent. so that they could say the president is impeached. that is a lofty history. those are lofty goals, that you now have authored more subpoenas than you have created laws. but thank god we got a president in the white house that does not sit back. yes, he got the united state united states-mexico-trade agreement, the top two traders. he is sitting there with china today, but think about how much stronger his hand would have been in that agreement if it had taken place earlier when he got it. it was held, why?
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because we were impeaching. that is an amazing agenda, but you promised people you would do it. this is not a moment this body should be proud of. if speaker pelosi likes to say, impeachment is a national civics lesson, let's use this blunder as a teachable moment. i will make this promise to the american public. because the day will come that the majority will switch. we will uphold the constitution. we will listen to the words of alexander hamilton. and just because somebody else is in an office that we may not like, we will not change the rule of law. we will not accuse them of breaking it and saying that they have to prove it. we believe america is more than a country. that america is an idea.
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an idea of the strictness. and we ask would make students in iran rise up for the freedom that they know american to be. but the rule of law is so powerful. this is a moment and a civics lesson that we should learn. this is a moment that will teach our grandchildren. yes, more than 200 years ago, the founders crafted an amazing country. but they warned us what a piece of power would look like. the sad part is we are witnessing it. what a contrast in a day in ti time. moving forward, we must not redo the same mistakes in congress. in my promise to you if power was to change, the rule of law would come back.
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we would have an agenda focused on people, not on politics. we would have a voice that you are innocent until proven guil guilty. we would not abuse our power just for the sheer shake of politics. to say that you are impeached forever, because i dislike you. we are better than this. it's a sad day, but the great thing about america, it will all change. because the people have the voice. i yield back. >> members are once again reminded to address the remarks to the chair. a gentleman from new york. >> speaker, i yield myself one minute. >> gentleman is recognized one minute. >> one voice, my colleagues in the minority would rather talk about president trump actually did, because they can can't. there is overwhelming evidence that the president pressured the ukrainian government to
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interfere in our election on his behalf. and he covered it up. these are high crimes and misdemeanors, and we will approve that in the senate. second, arm and i were the colleagues do not like our fight for a fair trial. new documents have emerged that unmistakably point to the president's guilt, and exposing the efforts of some to put on a sham trial. the american people understand that a trial without evidence is no trial at all, but a cover-up. and that will not stand. we must protect the constitution and the integrity of the elections. that is what this is about. we must remove this president to protect our country. i reserve. >> gentleman from georgia. >> reserve. >> gentlemen from georgia has 30 seconds remaining. gentleman from new york has one minute remaining, and the gentleman from new york has the right to close. >> i appreciate that, madame
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speaker. is the gentleman ready to close? >> gentleman from georgia is recognized. >> there are no other speakers. closing is no other speakers. >> i have one more speaker. >> if you are not ready to close, i reserve. speak of the gentleman incorrect. the gentleman from new york has one remaining speaker who will close. gentleman from georgia is represented for 30 seconds. >> give me the time, will more time, madame speaker pair to speak of the gentleman from georgia has 30 seconds remaining, the gentleman from new york has one minute remaining. >> two facts that came out right here, we will hear in a moment, and they are facts. working on the other side of the majority, we talk about the facts. we have discussed this over and over until we're blue in the pace, but it does not matter, this is a political impeachment. this has nothing to do with the facts. we have shown that there was nothing done wrong, but that does not matter when the train is on the track. to the whistle is blown, impeachment matters, and the
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only thing that matters on the timeline, the only real emergency here is that there is a 2020 election in which the democrats can't stand to see the fact that this president is going to win again. they can't stand the fact of who they have running, so what do we do? we impeach them for life. that's wrong, vote no. i yield back. >> again, no defense. i yield one minute to the distinguished speaker of the house, the young lady from california. >> the lady is organized for one minute. >> thank you very much, madame speaker. i think the gentleman for yielding and his exceptional custodianship of the constitution of the united states. for 13 years, the top democrat on the constitution and civil liberties subcommittee of the judiciary committee. and thank you for your leadership. in protecting and defending the constitution, the oath that we take as members of congress. as i enter into the conversation. i want to thank the
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distinguished gentleman from georgia for his apology for his ridiculous remark about me and house democrats. thank you. we accept your apology, mr. collins. now i want to go to the purpose of why we are on the floor today. my colleague on both sides of the aisle, we are here today to cross a very important threshold in american history. on december 18, the house of representatives passed articles of impeachment of donald trump. the articles of impeachment for abuse of power, and obstruction of congress. by his own admission, the president stated that yes, he had had that conversation. but the president of ukraine, but he did not see anything wrong with it. well, we don't agree with that
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assessment. and yes, it is a fact when someone is impeached, they are always impeached. it cannot be erased. so i stand by that comment, although i know you don't like hearing it. i stand by this american flag, picture of the american flag as i did the day that we introduce the articles of impeachment onto the floor. because every day, all over america, in classrooms as well as courtrooms, and in this congress of the united states when we meet, we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stan stands. and to the republic for which it stands. that is what our nation is. that is the genius, the beautiful exquisite genius of the constitution that we are a
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republic. that was a decision of our founders. their vision. they did not want a monarchy. they wanted a republic. and benjamin franklin came out of independence hall and was asked, what do we have mr. franklin? a monarchy or a republic, he said a republic. if we can keep it. i often wondered why he said, why that would be in doubt. but we see why it is in doubt right now. when the president of the united states has said article r i want. that is a monarchy. that is not a republic. that we pledge allegiance to. every single day. so here we are today with the articles of impeachment about to be transmitted to the united states senate. i was thinking this morning, imagined in a previous public
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event, the midnight writer paul revere. listen my children, and you will hear than midnight ride of paul revere. listen my children, you will hear about an assault on the constitution of the united states undermining the republic for which our flag stands. by the president of the united states. the president of the united states in using appropriated funds in a bipartisan way by this congress, funds that were meant to help the ukraine fight the russians. president consider that his private atm machine, i guess. and he could make, do me a favor. do me a favor? do you paint houses too? what is this, do me a favor? we have a situation that is very sad. don't talk to me about my
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timing. for a long time i resisted the calls from across the country for impeachment of the president. for obvious violations of the constitution that were committed. but recognizing divisiveness of impeachment, i held back. frankly, i said, this president isn't worth it. but when he acted the way that he dated in relationship to withholding funds from ukraine in return for a benefit to him that was personal and political, he crossed a threshold. he gave to children, our constitution is a vision of our founders. they were so brave. they declared independence, they did in a time frame when in the course of human events it's necessary. they declared independence. they fought a war of independence and bravely
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succeeded. they have the constitution. thank god they made it amendable so we can expand freedom in our country. on that, my children, is what you pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic contained in that constitution of the united states. so we take that oath. when we members of congress or other members, we take an oath to protect and defend that constitution of the united states. the president of the united states takes an oath to preserve to protect and defend the constitution of the united states. an oath that he has blatantly violated. and for this reason he was impeached by the house of representatives. for this reason we thought it would be helpful to have not only the strong case for impeachment and removal that was
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put forth in this house, but to know that more was to come. and we didn't make it come because we said we're going to wait until after christmas to send this over.
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